Friday, January 28, 2011

Where Did All the Time Go?

I am unashamedly addicted to the internet. I do have a knack for being able to find almost anything on the internet. So if you're trying to hide something from me, you'd be unwise to dig a big virtual hole to stash that something away because I will find it. I spend a lot of my time reading the news, but the news is so varied today and gossip counts as news, hence I read a lot of gossip blogs. Interestingly, I bet I could tell you what Kanye West had for lunch on January 15. But then again the internet is so full of verbal vomit that if I know what Mr. West had for lunch, it's only because he told me on Twitter.

I've found great things on the internet and met people on the internet. No I do not have a membership on eharmony or one of those sites, but I have made some great contacts.

Frequently, I'm asked by people how I am able to find so much on the internet. To that question, I sometimes have not had the model response, I do not think there is one. But after being proded, I am going to share some sites that I have grown to love on this thing called the internet and will be interested in knowing what some of my readers enjoy.

1. Apartment Therapy
2. Facebook
3. Southern Weddings
4. Karla's Closet
5. The New York Times
6. The Sartorialist
7. The Young, Black, and Fabulous
8. Twitter
9. Bleed for Fashion
10. Gentlemen's Quarterly
11. Lonely Planet
12. NPR
13. The Harriet Project
14. New York Magazine
15. LexisNexis

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's already the sixth day in 2011. I am truly thrilled to be alive because it's going to be an even better year than 2010. I've been working on a mental bucket list and here are ten things off that list that I must do in 2011. My list is actually a lot longer though.

1. Learn how to swim, so I can learn to scuba dive.
2. Take a road trip out west {Utah, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico}
3. Meet MO :)
4. Attend The White House Project's Annual Convention, Passion 2011 in Forth Worth, SXSW?, Essence Music Festival, HBS Africa Business Conference, and a food festival of some sort.
5. Write more short stories.
6. Write more short stories.
7. Give to a different charity every month {I already gave to Partners in Health for January; you should give to them too and support the work they do}.
8. Be a better friend, sister, daughter, grandchild, student, cousin, and aunty {even though my nephew is a sometimes monster, lol}.
9. Invest in a lot more items that have resale value.
10. Read more books. I find reading makes me a better writer and I live to write amongst other things.

Bonus: Cook more than I did in 2010 and make sure there's some good red wine on hand.